BELLEVILLE – The administrator of a
deceased woman's estate claims
negligent medical care led to her death.
Willie Burns, as independent
administrator of the estate of Annie L. Burns, deceased, filed the
suit April 14 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Midwest Rehab
and Respiratory Therapy and 10 other named defendants, including the
owner of Midwest and several medical personnel. Burns filed 37 counts, including wrongful death, survival action, healthcare expenses and nursing home care violations.
The decedent had been living at the
defendant's Belleville location until the date of her death, May 28,
2014, the suit says. According to the complaint, before she died she had developed
several medical conditions, including a decreased level of
consciousness, difficulties with her feeding tube, pneumonia, urinary
tract infection, sepsis and an infected ulcer.
The suit alleges negligent medical care
led to the deceased's condition, and ultimately her death.
In addition to a trial by jury, the
plaintiff seeks an amount in excess of $75,000 plus court costs and
attorney fees for each count against the 11 defendants. He is
represented by Ross T. Anderson in East St. Louis.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case